News & Events

June 20, 2018 — Press Release

CWA, NABET, and NewsGuild File FCC Petition to Deny Sinclair-Tribune Merger

CWA, NABET-CWA, and TNG-CWA today filed a petition with the FCC to deny the potential merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Company, saying that the merger does not serve the public interest.

June 19, 2018 — Press Release

After American Airlines Authorizes $2 Billion in Stock Buybacks, over 30 Members of Congress Call on Company to Raise Wages for Passenger Service Agents

Amid growing concern about corporate stock buybacks in the wake of the Republican tax bill, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) led thirty-one members of Congress in sending a letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker calling on the company to invest in its workforce. Despite promises that tax windfalls would be used to raise wages and create jobs, American Airlines recently authorized $2 billion in stock buybacks over the next two years.

June 19, 2018 — Press Release

Workers' Freedom to Negotiate Act Provides Critical Support for Working People

This Workers' Freedom to Negotiate Act helps ensure that working people will have the freedom to join together to negotiate for a fair return on their work and increases penalties for employers who violate workers' rights.

June 19, 2018 — Press Release

Statement of Claude Cummings on Trump Administration Policy to Separate Children from Parents Seeking Safety and Asylum in America

There is no greatness in tearing children from the arms of mothers and fathers. Warehousing children in caged enclosures and in tent cities under a 100-degree sun is no act of greatness. Ripping families apart who are fleeing hardship and death is an act of terror and the antithesis of greatness.

June 18, 2018 — Press Release

Wells Fargo Spends Millions on “Earning Back Your Trust” Ad Campaign, While Offshoring More U.S. Jobs to Philippines

Wells Fargo has announced several hundred new layoffs of American call center workers in Reno, Nevada and Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, on the heels of more than 700 call center layoffs in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington announced by Wells Fargo last fall.

June 14, 2018 — News

CWA Legislative-Political Conference Focuses on Returning Power to Working People

A rundown of CWA's Legislative-Political Conference and the "We the People 2018" Conference.

June 14, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for Piedmont Airlines and Envoy Air and Windstream.

June 14, 2018 — News

Organizing Update

Workers from the Foothill Community Clinic and AT&T Mobility in Louisiana have voted to join with CWA.

June 14, 2018 — News

UPTE-CWA Local 9119 is CWA STRONG

UPTE-CWA Local 9119 held an organizing blitz to fight back against a potential anti-union Janus decision.

June 14, 2018 — News

CWAers Rally in DC for Poor People's Campaign

CWAers have been participating in nonviolent direct actions to fight back against the structures that are undermining our democracy and supporting economic injustice.

June 14, 2018 — News

#StopSinclair: CWAers Protest Attempted Merger between Sinclair and Tribune Media

CWAers and allies rallied outside the Sinclair Broadcast Group's headquarters to protest an attempted merger between Sinclair and Tribune Media.

June 14, 2018 — News

AT&T's Acquisition of Time Warner Must Include Good Union Jobs

CWA issued a statement congratulating AT&T for its court victory this week winning approval for its acquisition of Time Warner.

June 14, 2018 — News

CWA Urges FCC to Protect All Consumers from Unauthorized Wireless Charges

Earlier this week, the Federal Communications Commission expanded its truth-in-billing rules to include wireless companies.

June 13, 2018 — Press Release

At Annual Shareholder Meeting, Envoy Air Agent Confronts American Airlines Board, CEO about Poverty Wages at Subsidiaries

Agents at American-owned Envoy Air are paid as little as $9.48 an hour and have been trying to negotiate a new contract with fair, family-sustaining wages for nearly two years. Wages at Piedmont Airlines, another American Airlines subsidiary, start at just $8.50 an hour.

June 12, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Statement on Approval of AT&T's Acquisition of Time Warner

The Communications Workers of America congratulates AT&T for its court victory today winning approval for its acquisition of Time Warner. We encourage the Justice Department to respect Judge Leon's decision and allow the merger to proceed.

June 8, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Applauds FCC Action to Protect Consumers from Unauthorized Wireless Charges

"Wireless and VoIP customers are entitled to the same protections as those using traditional landline service."

June 7, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for Envoy Air, AT&T Midwest, and AT&T Legacy T.

June 7, 2018 — News

Organizing Update

Workers at The New Yorker have joined with the NewsGuild of New York/TNG-CWA Local 31003.

June 7, 2018 — News

Call Center Legislation Update

CWA members and allies across the country continue to put pressure on corporations and elected officials to stop sending call center jobs overseas.

June 7, 2018 — News

Poor People's Campaign Update

CWAers and retirees have been joining tens of thousands of people across the country to participate in nonviolent direct actions to fight back against economic injustice.

June 7, 2018 — News

New Report: Big Corporations Are Engaging in Massive Wage Theft

A new report from Jobs with Justice finds that many large corporations have boosted their profits by engaging in wage theft.

June 7, 2018 — News

CWA District 3 Conference

CWA members gathered in Ft. Lauderdale for the annual District 3 Conference.

June 5, 2018 — Press Release

Verizon Leaves Communities Behind by Closing Wireless Stores in West Virginia and Kentucky

Verizon Wireless closed four retail stores in West Virginia and one in Kentucky, turning the operation of the stores over to a third-party contractor.

May 31, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T and Digital First Media.